OLC Global Quality Summit
Workshop Session 1
Join us for the Global Quality Summit (GQS) as part of the Accelerate conference. In the GQS, you will have opportunities to learn, discuss and share best practices in online and digital learning with high level representatives from global institutions.
In this interactive and informative summit, our speakers will discuss how quality in digital learning is addressed in their region of the world. You will then have an opportunity to collaborate with other higher education professionals, to identify solutions to current problems and future trends in digital learning.
This event takes place at our OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:30am – 11:30am and is included in your OLC Accelerate 2018 conference registration.
Schedule of Presentations:
|7:45am - 8:30am||Check-in, breakfast and networking|
|8:30am - 8:45am||Welcome Remarks: Global Quality Landscape|
|8:45am - 9:30am||
Session 3: Adopt, Adapt, and Apply a US-Based Quality Assurance Process to Culturally and Pedagogically Different Education Systems - The Saudi Arabia Case
Can US-based quality assurance practices for online learning be adapted to culturally and pedagogically different communities? The presenters will share their experience, strategies, opportunities & challenges, in initiating and developing collaborations in Saudi Arabia to establish a quality assurance process for e-learning and distance education in the Arabic-speaking region.
|9:35am - 10:20am||
Session 2: Defining and Measuring Quality in Online and and Continuing Education: A Cross-Cultural Case in Southwest China
Presenter: Yueling Huang (Southwest University)
This paper employed cross-cultural perspective and mixed method approach to analyze how an exemplary higher education institution in Southwest China redefined online and continuing education, constructed a unique quality measurement framework, and explored quality improvement pathway to respond to the nation-wide quality oriented transformation of online education.
|10:20am - 10:35am||Break|
|10:35am - 11:20am||
Session 3: Building a Responsive, High-Quality Regional Higher Education Community in Southern Africa
Rassie Louw (North-West University)
|11:20am - 11:30am||Closing Discussions and Wrap-up|